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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,780Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 103

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 103

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 17,357 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Michigan
WARFARIN SODIUM 866 779 1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 815 771 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 811 752 3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 662 626 S3 4 3
LISINOPRIL 634 617 5 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 580 546 6 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 569 537 7 5
NAMENDA 566 543 8 16
FUROSEMIDE 528 496 9 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 490 490 10 11
MIRTAZAPINE 422 420 11 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 406 389 12 8
SIMVASTATIN 403 336 13 1
ATENOLOL 310 287 14 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 260 251 15 50
GABAPENTIN 256 236 16 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249 225 17 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 243 222 18 26
SERTRALINE HCL 230 209 19 18
BUMETANIDE 227 222 20 54
LANTUS 210 199 21 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 202 181 22 10
EXELON 198 198 23 108
KLOR-CON M20 196 188 24 73
CALCITONIN-SALMON 189 169 25 166
CLOPIDOGREL 183 170 26 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 174 170 27 30
PLAVIX 165 160 28 44
DIGOXIN 157 137 29 49
LEVETIRACETAM 146 126 30 57
LACTULOSE 141 121 31 65
NOVOLOG 138 121 32 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138 112 32 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135 126 34 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 133 35 15
ALLOPURINOL 132 132 36 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126 125 37 12
TRAZODONE HCL 119 90 38 39
TRICOR 113 90 39 147
SEROQUEL XR 111 110 40 171
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105 105 41 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104 95 42 23
NYSTOP 102 90 43 116
LEXAPRO 102 98 43 148
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 101 101 45 139
TRAMADOL HCL 98 94 46 20
METFORMIN HCL 95 77 47 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 84 48 45
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 89 85 49 108
HUMALOG 89 88 49 162
CARVEDILOL 89 89 49 22
SPIRIVA 87 86 52 51
LIDODERM 86 86 53 70
LATANOPROST 85 85 54 131
GEMFIBROZIL 83 70 55 145
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 81 56 43
RANITIDINE HCL 82 71 56 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 62 58 113
TAMIFLU 76 75 59 220
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73 69 60 192
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70 70 61 37
LANSOPRAZOLE 69 69 62 173
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 58 62 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 59 64 47
KETOCONAZOLE 64 36 65 199
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 63 63 66 21
SEROQUEL 63 56 66 105
BACLOFEN 61 42 68 69
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 57 48 69 249
FENTANYL 57 57 S2 69 48
GLIPIZIDE 56 47 71 40
CYMBALTA 56 44 71 56
DIOVAN 55 55 73 72
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55 54 73 95
NYSTATIN 54 48 75 84
PAROXETINE HCL 54 39 75 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 53 77 118
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Nov. 27, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.